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Can someone that has crocheted with a specialty yarn give me some tips?  I
am  experienced at crochet, but find this yarn impossible!!! - I bought
some 'feathery' or 'fun fur' type yarn and cannot keep track of the
stitches I have made - they just disappear in the 'feathers'.  I am using
a simple pattern.
Thanks!!!!


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Re: specialty yarns


marthahastoknow wrote:
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That's normal for the novelty yarns. Using a large hook will help. Work
in good light. You might try stranding it with a smooth yarn to help you
see the sts better.

sue

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No matter the size of the hook, it is next to impossible to see your
stitches. I bought some and decided to make scarves from mine. Double
crochet stitches and I just crochet "between" the stitches. I had to keep a
count to make sure I was dc'ing the same amount across every row. I will
NEVER buy that yarn again!

Can someone that has crocheted with a specialty yarn give me some tips?  I
am  experienced at crochet, but find this yarn impossible!!! - I bought
some 'feathery' or 'fun fur' type yarn and cannot keep track of the
stitches I have made - they just disappear in the 'feathers'.  I am using
a simple pattern.
Thanks!!!!


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   _..`--\'_..-_/  /--\'_.\' ,\'
  (il).-\'\'  (li).\'  ((!.-\'




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Re: specialty yarns


Penny wrote:
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I saw a crochet st pattern someone suggested for Homespun when there was
a similar problem not being able to find the sts. It was something like,
sc, ch1, sc, ch1 across, then the next row do the sc in the ch1 space.
Or probably dc would work better, not so dense, but doing the sts in the
chain space made it easier to see and get the hook into. Oh, I found it
- http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2008/07/how-to-crochet-woven-stitch.html

sue

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marthahastoknow had written this in response to
http://www.sewgirls.com/yarn/specialty-yarns-26889-.htm  :
Thanks for the great suggestions - They all sound very helpful.  Glad to
hear I am not the only one that has difficulty crocheting with the yarn -
Once I finish my project, I think I'll probably be taking the advice
'never buy that yarn again!'
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Re: specialty yarns


On Tue, 20 Oct 2009 17:35:21 +0000, marthaebp_at_hotmail_dot_ snipped-for-privacy@foo.com
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The best thing I have seen made with novelty yarn was fake hair pieces for
Halloween.  The yarn was added to a fancy barrette to make pony tails or pig
tails.  Kind of cute for the folks with the short hair styles.


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Not only are the specialty yarns had to work with in knitting or
crocheting they usually have to be hand washed and laid flat to dry.  I
am not so sure the younger people would take the time to do it.


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Fun fur can be fun.   I enjoy some of the projects I've crocheted in the
past and knitted.

Try experimenting mixing it with regular yarn, you will be surprised.

The best advice I saw is to use larger needles and hooks.   I found it
is next to impossible to keep a tight tension on it without GOING INSANE.

Don't give up on it.  You can find some good deals on them.

Dennis

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marthahastoknow wrote:
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marthahastoknow,
Crocheting with Fun Fur is difficult even with simple patterns. Just
keep going ... the furry stuff hides your mistakes.

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    Millie     snipped-for-privacy@eagle.ptialaska.net

Ephesians 1:2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and
from the Lord Jesus Christ.

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lfalba wrote:

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I had this same problem. Pair it up with a regular yarn of the same color,
like a worsted weight yarn. It's much easier to see the stitches then!

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